Knitting Atlanta at the Seams: A “Plan A” Walk Through Cabbagetown

  • May 3, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Oakland Cemetery Gate

    248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
    Atlanta, Georgia 30312
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This Jane’s Walk, taking place in Cabbagetown/Grant Park, focuses on themes of advocacy, history, and culture.

Led by Elizabeth Clappin -- Urban Planner and Manager of the Atlanta Cemetery Network — this walk is inspired by Jane Jacob’s observations in the 14th chapter of The Death and Life of Great American Cities: “The Curse of Border Vacuums.” It wouldn’t hurt to read this — and the chapter before it, “The Self Destruction of Diversity” — prior to the walk!

We will focus on better understanding growth pressures and design challenges along “border vacuums” adjacent to single-family neighborhoods experiencing much more density and new mixes of uses. Walk with Plan A city planners as we explore a few city blocks that are being discussed by residents all over the city during the current comprehensive planning process. Learn more about Plan A at


The Details

  • Distance of Walk: 1 - 1.25 miles
  • Getting There: We recommend taking MARTA to King Memorial Station!
  • Accessibility: This walk is covers paved terrain, and it is wheelchair accessible.
  • What to wear and bring: Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Consider sunscreen.


About Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walk is an annual global festival honoring the legacy of urbanist, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs with free, citizen-led walking tours through the neighborhoods that lend so much character to our cities.

The festival promotes civic engagement and encourages leaders and participants to share stories about their communities and use walking as a means of connecting with their neighbors.


About the Leader of This Walk

Elizabeth Clappin is a cemetery aficionado and an awesome storyteller (find her podcast HERE!) involved with Plan A!


Cancellation Policy

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met.

If you need to cancel your plans for any reason, we kindly request that you notify us 48 hours prior to the event start.

By doing so, we can release your seat to another individual interested in joining us for this Jane’s Walk!


Any Questions?

Email Mary, MODA's Programs Manager, at

Date & Time

Fri, May 3, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Oakland Cemetery Gate

248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30312 Oakland Cemetery Gate
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